SPLICE: At the Intersection of Art and Medicine

SPLICE: At the threshold of Art and Medicine aims to investigate changing corporeal perceptions influenced by scientific, social, political and cultural interpretations. To reach this goal SPLICE represents a scientific gaze of the human body by showcasing historic anatomical art as both complemented and challenged by contemporary artworks.

The archival images in the exhibition date back some 85 years. They are rooted in classical traditions yet form a boundary between the history of scientific representations and contemporary interpretations. Today the body is frequently politicized, symbolized, and even digitized by way of manipulation, to dissection and provocation. In the artworks presented, SPLICE exposes the complexity of the human anatomy, demonstrating the gift of combining a factual approach with aesthetic interpretation, It reveals and eclectic and complex picture of the shifting perception and paradigms of the human body both past and future.

2012 – 2015

University of Toronto Art Centre: 20 October – 1 December, 2012
Blackwood Gallery: 24 October – 1 December, 2012
Pratt Manhattan Gallery: 20 September – 9 November, 2013
Galeria de Arte Ido Finotti, April 16-18, 2015

SPLICE Thematically linked events


Toronto, 2012

October 10 – Homo Ludens: The Playing Body, performative participatory workshop with Prof. Antje Budde & Team, Digital Drama Lab, University of Toronto at OCADU
October 20 – Pre-SPLICE round table in collaboration with Design and Dialogue, Peter Jones and Greg Judelman, OCADU
October 24 – Opening performance Khadija Baker, UTM University of Toronto
October 25 – Opening performance Diana Burgoyne, electronic and performance artist University of Toronto Art Centre
October 26 – The Mediated Body, panel discussion featuring Jack Butler, Drew Belsky, Dr. Allison Crawford and David Steinman in collaboration with Subtle Technologies, Toronto Arts and Science Salon and KMDI, University of Toronto
October 29 – Round Table Discussion led by Prof Nicholas Woolridge, Director BMC Discussants: Prof Anne Augur, Prof Dave Mazierski, Blackwood Gallery, UTM
November 7, 2012 – University of Toronto Art Centre The Blood Records written and annotated. Special Screening. Discussion with Lisa Steele, Kim Tomczak and Nina Czegledy
November 8 – The Psychic Body round table discussion Discussants Norman White, Jessica Field and David Rokeby, Ryerson University
November 11 Contemporary Art Bus Tour – curatorial presentation by Nina Czegledy, University of Toronto Art Centre and Blackwood Gallery
November 29 Graspin the Body: data affect and health. Discussants; Prof. David Phillips, John Baturin and Charles Rizo University of Toronto

New York, 2013

September 20 –  Round Table: Introduction Nina Czegledy, Presenters: Gisele Trudel of AElab, Eric Fong and Aisen Caro Chacin, School of Art, Media & Technology, Parsons The New School for Design,
September 24 – Special Leonardo Laser event at LevyArts. Introduction Nina Czegledy, Presenters Joyce Cutler Shaw, Jack Butler
September 25 – Discussion with Natalie Jeremijenko and Students, Department of Visual Arts, Steinhardt School of Culture New York University


Weder, Adele, The Art of Medicine
Canadian Medical Association Journal CMAJ, Vol 184 (15) 2012 (pp 1717-1718)